Steel Buoy Work Table

A salvaged marine steel buoy ball is repurposed into a functional kitchen work table.A salvaged marine steel ball is repurposed into functional kitchen art.

When sculptural artist Peter Reiquam and his wife became empty nesters, he designed a modern house with industrial aesthetic – but Reiquam didn’t stop at the front door.  For their kitchen, he cleverly readapted a steel buoy by fabricating a butcher block topped work table.  The piece is easily rolled on the polished concrete floor for maximum intrigue.  Why? Why not?!  It’s fun, it’s unique and it’s certainly not something you’ll have to worry about the neighbors having.

(Source: Photograph by Benjamin Benschneider for The Seattle Times)

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5 Responses to Steel Buoy Work Table

  1. Jane F @ Atticmag November 7, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    Love the originality of that table. “Functional art” is a funny term but so true in this case. Brilliant!

  2. Tricia Rose November 7, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    A bit OTT, but if I had an old buoy hanging around I’d probably want to give it a function too!

  3. RHome410 November 8, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I already love industrial styling, and Hubby’s dad and brothers have all had long careers in the maritime industry (Hubby worked in it, also, growing up, and now builds wooden boats), so I think this is super cool.


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